Student Work

America’s Gaining Waistline + The Cost of Obesity

by Paul Nini on Friday, September 17, 2010 in Features

In less than 20 years, the percentage of Americans categorized as obese has tripled. In 1998, one in ten Americans were considered obese, in 2008, that number was one in three. 10% of all yearly medical costs are attributed to this problem — $147 billion dollars annually in the U.S. alone. Type 2 Diabetes is the number one health problem associated with obesity.

The goal of this project was to create print-based presentations of information that allow Americans to become better informed about various issues related to obesity. It’s important to understand the causes of the problem, and how one can take specific steps that can lead to a healthier lifestyle. Detailed descriptions of the many potentially-negative health effects of obesity are also provided.

Information design project by Andrea Pendell, Visual Communication Design major, Department of Design, The Ohio State University. R. Brian Stone, faculty advisor.